Thursday, 12 December 2013

It’s the time of year to review your career!

As Christmas approaches, I know many of you are thinking:

‘I just need to make it to Christmas and then I will decide what to do about my career.’

Yes, it’s getting to that time of year when many people take time to review their careers and decide what to do next.  They may be unhappy in their current job, wanting to pursue a career change or tempted to apply for a promotion. Whatever your circumstances, Christmas can be a good time to take a step back and think about what you really want from your career.

Over the Christmas break take some time to let your imagination run wild. 

What would you love to be doing?  What are you most passionate about?

How about using your imagination to picture yourself in 5 years’ time.  Imagine that you are enjoying your career and love getting up in the morning (yes, this is possible!).  Imagine your typical day.  What are you doing?  What are you feeling?  What are you saying? Once you have taken yourself through the whole day, write it down. 

Be creative and don’t hold back. You may think your ideas seem impossible now but have a think about what is really stopping you from pursuing your dream.  Are the obstacles real?  Which ones can be overcome?  Perhaps start narrowing your ideas down until you have created some manageable steps. 

Enjoy making some plans for the future!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and New Year!